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What we fed our minds this June

In Reading Challenges by The Editors

At Scribd, we’re always trying to learn more — that’s why we started the Feed Your Mind Challenge. Each month, we provide a handful of prompts designed to motivate you to read more, explore new content types, and help you find works that are outside of your usual go-to genres. June’s prompts were: Read with Pride Celebrate recent graduates Celebrate awesome …

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What we fed our minds this May

In Reading Challenges by The Editors

At Scribd, we’re always trying to learn more — that’s why we started the Feed Your Mind Challenge. Each month, we provide a handful of prompts designed to motivate you to read more, explore new content types, and help you find works that are outside of your usual go-to genres. May’s prompts were: Read diversely: Asian Authors Learn history: Asian American …

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What we fed our minds this April

In Reading Challenges by The Editors

At Scribd, we’re always trying to learn more — that’s why we started the Feed Your Mind Challenge. Each month, we provide a handful of prompts designed to motivate you to read more, explore new content types, and help you find works that are outside of your usual go-to genres. April’s prompts were: Prevent climate disaster Do some spring cleaning Read …

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Kurt Eichenwald on the deadly lies spread by anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield

In Beyond the Cover, Open Book - Scribd Originals by The Editors

The Big Lie by Kurt Eichenwald A stunning takedown of the fraud, incompetence, and arrogance that fueled the false — and deadly — conspiracy theory linking autism to vaccines. This deeply researched, step-by-step breakdown by Kurt Eichenwald is a necessary read for the current COVID-19 and anti-vaxxer crises. For fans of Bad Blood and badass investigative reporting, as well as …

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What we fed our minds this March

In Community, Reading Challenges by The Editors

At Scribd, we’re always trying to learn more — that’s why we started the Feed Your Mind Challenge. Each month, we provide a handful of prompts designed to motivate you to read more, explore new content types, and help you find works that are outside of your usual go-to genres. March’s prompts were: Learn about prominent figures and moments in …

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What we fed our minds this February

In Reading Challenges by The Editors

This month’s Feed Your Mind prompt to read about Black history motivated me to start listening to an antiracism audiobook that I’ve been wanting to get to for a while. In his National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi traces the history of racist ideas in America, specifically through the three concepts of segregation, assimilation, and antiracism. …

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Charles Yu on climate change, the future of humanity, and more

In Open Book - Scribd Originals by The Editors

Author Charles Yu won the National Book Award for Fiction for his novel, Interior Chinatown, in 2020. To kick off the new year, Yu is back with The Only Living Girl on Earth, our first Scribd Original of 2021 and his first work of fiction since winning the NBA. Yu has quickly become one of the most beloved contemporary science …

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Elizabeth Berg on life in uncertain times, the joys of porch sitting, and more

In Open Book - Scribd Originals by The Editors

Elizabeth Berg is known for her smart, bighearted tales about the lives and loves of everyday people, with having written Open House (an Oprah’s Book Club pick), The Story of Arthur Trulove, and other bestselling novels. Now, Berg turns her attention to the craziness of 2020 in her Scribd Original story The Days of Wine and Covid. In this socially …

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Give your friends and family endless entertainment, knowledge, and inspiration

In Company Updates, Scribd News by The Editors

Choosing gifts (and especially giving them) is going to be a little different this year. But we’re here to help make it easier. This holiday season, give your friends and family instant access to a vast world of need-to-read ebooks and audiobooks, in-the-know podcasts and magazines, and even rock-and-rolling sheet music. Whether your loved ones are history buffs, pop culture connoisseurs, or …

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Make 2020 your year to read more

In Reading Challenges by The Editors

Reading is one of the original, and most profoundly effective, methods of self-care. It makes us feel accomplished, smarter, relaxed, and happier. So why don’t we treat ourselves with a good book more often? The team here at Scribd, the world’s largest digital library, wants you to join us: take the pledge to read more in 2020! Whether you’re trying …

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The Best Books of the Decade, According to Our Editors

In Reading Lists, Reading Lists - Staff Picks by The Editors

As we welcome in a new decade — that sweet, sweet symmetry of the year 2020 — we’ve taken a long, hard look back at the books that came out between 2010 and 2019 and continue to stick with us. There were plenty of exclamations like “this book only came out in 2013?” and “THIS BOOK CAME OUT IN 2010?!” …

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How Reading More Can Make You Feel More Accomplished (And Other Great Benefits)

In For the Love of Reading, Reading Trends by The Editors

Tomorrow is National Book Lovers Day! Book lovers around the world know reading is more than just entertaining: It has the unique power to teach us both about ourselves and the world around us, and this knowledge can be eye-opening and far-reaching. To truly understand the benefits of reading, Scribd partnered with The Harris Poll to conduct a nationwide survey. …